Originally Posted by WannaBeCaptain
sorry for a newb post
I am like trying to decide what I want to do with my life. I have few professions in mind and being a yacht captain is one of them.
1)what is general salary for a captain running a private yacht?
2)how is that salary determined?..say do they get paid for down time while the yacht sits in the dock
3)how long would it take from blank to becoming a small yacht captain and cruise ship captain?
4)does it get boring and frustrating at times?
thanks in advance.
1. Generally it is around $1,000 per foot per year, a 65 footer would pay 65,000 year or more if you're good.
2. If you are a full time captain you get paid the same paycheck each week whether the boat moves or not. It still needs to be maintained
3. A cruise ship captain probably 15 years or more.
4. Yeah it can get boring sitting in a little island for 3 months straight or frustrating having a ton of guests on board for 2 weeks straight.